Not just energy - Electrolyte Energy!
e-Gel is the first Electrolyte Energy Gel with nearly 4 times the electrolyte levels of traditional energy gels. When taken with adequate amounts of water you can now get balanced hydration, energy and electrolyte replacement in one product. And, with 150 carbohydrate calories, e-Gel packs 50% more energy than most competing energy gels.
The Balanced Solution
Energy Gels by themselves are extremely hypertonic (more concentrated then your body fluids), which means they are very slowly absorbed by your body. With all energy gels (e-Gel, GU, Clif Shot, etc.) it is important that you consume adequate amounts of water (more info). Water dilutes the gel and lowers the osmolality of the combined solution, thus increasing the absorption rate. If you consume just the right amount of water, the combined solution will become isotonic (the same concentration as your body fluids) which allows for rapid absorption, hydration and maximum energy delivery.
Drinking an electrolyte replacement drink with your gel (instead of water) will not properly dilute the gel, thus slowing the absorption rate. This can also lead to stomach irritation and a dehydrating effect as your cellular fluids are drawn upon to dilute the gel.
So, if you drink water with your gel like you have to, then how do you replace your electrolytes? Other gels contain electrolytes, but unfortunately most do not contain nearly enough to provide adequate electrolyte replacement (even GU says so). e-Gel on the other hand is the first Electrolyte Energy Gel and is was designed to provide complete and balanced energy, hydration and electrolyte replacement. In fact, e-Gel has more than 4 times as much sodium and nearly twice as much potassium as most competing gels:
Mountain Rush is a favorite of many e-Gel users. Many say it tastes like Key Lime - but it's not too tart, in fact it is probably the lightest tasting of all of the e-Gel flavors. If you haven't tried the Mountain Rush - you need to.
MALTODEXTRIN (GLUCOSE POLYMERS), FILTERED WATER, FRUCTOSE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, NATURAL FLAVOR, E-GEL ™ AMINO ACID BLEND (LEUCINE, VALINE, ISOLEUCINE, HISTIDINE), ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS C AND E (ASCORBIC ACID AND VITAMIN E ACETATE), SODIUM BENZOATE AND POTASSIUM SORBATE (TO RETAIN FRESHNESS), YELLOW 5, VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE)